iShares High Dividend Equity Fund

  • Reduce Risk While Staying in the Game With ETFs

    By Brenda Johnson - June 15, 2013 | Tickers: SDIV, HDV, XHS

    In the past, when you complained to your broker that you had too much risk in your investment portfolio, he or she simply directed you to the plethora of mutual funds on the market to choose from. But if you were used to trading in the stock market, the downside of mutual funds immediately became obvious. You can only trade them once a day, instead of when the spirit moves more »

  • Consider This Investment for Dividends and Diversification

    By Daniel Murray - April 23, 2013 | Tickers: CVS, DVY, HDV, KMB, MCD, DWX, SDY, DTN, DEM

    As with most other investment categories, income investors have options other than choosing individual stocks that pay dividends. There are several exchange-traded funds (ETFs) that specialize in dividend-paying stocks.

    One example is the Dow Jones Select Dividend Index Fund (NYSEMKT: DVY). Launched in November 2003, DVY is a passively managed ETF designed to track the performance of the Dow Jones U.S. Select Dividend Index, which is an index comprised more »

  • The Great ETF Swindle

    By Rupert Hargreaves - December 12, 2012 | Tickers: IEZ, HDV, SSO, GLD, XOP, USO

    "Don’t invest in something you don’t understand".

    A motto I usually stand by, as a result I will not touch ETFs or Leveraged ETFs.

    Exchange traded funds, or ETFs, originated in the late 1980s and popularity grew quickly as they provided a cheaper way for investors to invest in a basket of stocks, without the high management charges of mutual funds or hedge funds. They also allow smaller more »

  • Dividend Paying Stocks; Always a Favorite

    By Jeff Stouffer - September 17, 2012 | Tickers: SDOG, HDV, SDY

    A long time favorite strategy is based on seeking stocks of companies that have consistently paid and increased dividend payments over time. This is based on the premise that well established companies have a firm foundation in their respective industry and will be consistently sharing profits with its owners. Numerous mutual funds and professionally managed separate accounts use this investment philosophy as a cornerstone in business development.

    Now that exchange-traded more »